PALIN’ BY COMPARISON

Posted on November 11, 2008 by Sara Hickman. | 1 Comment

Ok, one of the things I teach in parenting classes, when I teach them, is that comparing
anyone to anyone else is problematic. So, with that said, I am a bit flumuxed
as to why this idea came to ME, but I was compelled to finish it out.
I think it could be a great history lesson for students to research the women I am
referring to at the end. See if you can recognize all the women and their contributions
to humanity without Googling them first.

Love,
Sara

PALIN’ BY COMPARISON
Words and Music by Sara Hickman

Last week you came a – callin’
Seemin’ mighty proud
Like you’ve got all the answers
And you haven’t gotta doubt
You’re makin’ all these promises
I know you’ll never keep
I guess someone forgot to tell ya
Talk comes cheap
I can see that you’re smart
You think you got it goin’ on
But let me tell ya a little something
About an awesome woman:

Joan of Arc is known for being burned to the stake
Believin’ God sent her on a mission
Not many 19 year olds would take
Helped the French defeat the English
In 1431
And she helped King Charles to regain his throne
She’s been in movies, in music, in paintings and books
Even the pope named her a saint
For the bravery it took

So you’re palin’ by comparison
Yea, you’re palin’ by comparison
Oh, you’re palin’ by comparison
Yep, you’re palin’ by comparison…I hate to have to be the one…
To tell ya you’re palin’ by comparison

Back in time I’ll take your mind to 1852
When Mrs. Tubman (known as “Moses”) knew exactly what to do
In the dark of the night she set to settin’ others free
Determined to break the chains of slavery
Thru the swamps
And the fear
With no where certain to go
She led 350 people home to freedom’s shores

So you’re palin’ by comparison
Yea, you’re palin’ by comparison
Oh, you’re palin’ by comparison
Yep, you’re palin’ by comparison
I hate to have to be the one…
To tell ya you’re palin’ by comparison

Helen Keller was a woman who will really blow your mind
Coulda given up hope… born deaf, dumb and blind
She had a teacher who could reach her and taught her how to sign
She led the world to see no child should be left behind
She learned how to speak
How to read , how to write
She turned the world on it’s ear and helped to set things right…

So…You’re palin’ by comparison
Yea, you’re palin’ by comparison
Oh, you’re palin’ by comparison
Yep, you’re palin’ by comparison….I hate to have to be the one…
To tell ya you’re palin’ by comparison

Now I’m bringing up two women that are daughters of my own
Who may grow up to call the mighty White House their home
But whatever they decide
And wherever they go
May they always remember
What you may never know:
That it takes more than a suit
Or a smile or a wink
And you can betcha they’ll be mavericks
Who can think on their feet

So…You’re palin’ by comparison
Yea, you’re palin’ by comparison
Oh, you’re palin’ by comparison
Yep, you’re palin’ by comparison….I hate to have to be the one…
To tell ya you’re palin’ by comparison

Aspasia, Frida Kahlo, Juana Ines de la Cruz
Rosa Bonheur, Rosa Parks
And Wilma Mankiller, too…
Pearl Buck, Emily Dickinson,
Maya Angelou…
Sappho, Sojourner
…and the ruler T’zu
Carol B., Lily T.,
Gilda Radner and Whoopee
Betty Friedan, Sally Ride,
And announcing: Oh-prah! Winnnnnfrey!
Ani and Ellen
are Two Nice Girls
Evita, Catherine and Indira
All changed the world
Josephine , Ella, Bessie, Sarah , Marian
Bonnie, Alberta and the Divine Miss M
Billie Jean, Mother Teresa,
Sacagawea, Susan B.
Georgia O”keefe…of course, we all love Lucy!
Madame Curie… Anne Frank…
The Guerilla Girls
All of these women
Should rock your world…



One response to “PALIN’ BY COMPARISON”

  1. I agree. It is a piece that flummoxes.



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